The indie mega-hit cartoon run-and-gun game Cuphead has been made available for play on select models of car manufactured by Tesla. The game’s first isle – roughly one-third of the game – will be playable in Model S, X, and 3 vehicles when the driver is parked or charging their vehicle.
The announcement that Cuphead would be coming to Tesla cars was made back in June of this year by the game’s developer Studio MDHR, and it appears that with the Tesla software 10.0 update, the first isle of Cuphead’s adventure will now be available to play on the dashboards of select vehicles. This chunk of the game appears to be completely free with the software update, and surprisingly supports the use of a USB controller, according to a post about the update made on the official Tesla website. What other games people might soon expect to see on the “Tesla Arcade” platform is yet to be seen, but may perhaps depend on the success of a portion of a game as acclaimed and successful as Cuphead being given away for free to test the waters a bit. Only time will tell if that is the case.
Cuphead originally released in 2017, where it was met with widespread critical acclaim and commercial success, managing to go platinum and sell over 1 million copies within its first two weeks on the market. The game was universally praised for it’s dedication to mimicking animation from the 1930s by taking the hard route of painstakingly animating the entirety of the game by hand using traditional hand-drawn cel-animation, varied and imaginative gameplay, and well-balanced tough-as-nails difficulty. The fact that the game has come to Tesla cars may be quite surprising, but maybe not quite as surprising to some others who are hoping to see the game come to PS4, seeing how it has now made it’s way to both PC and Nintendo Switch as well.
Cuphead is available now for PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and select models of the car by Tesla.